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How do longevity meds work?

How do longevity meds work?

No such thing: Although researchers are fast at work, there are no known meds, supplements or herbs that haveever.Been shown to slow or reverse aging. There are two major theories of aging. One says it's all about damage to dna. The other statess it's genetically programmed. Either way, living a healthy lifestyle will help you age normally and gracefully. ...Read more

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

A condition in which bones ...Read more


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How do antianxiety meds work?

How do antianxiety meds work?

Calm the brain: Most anti-anxiety medications enhance the brain's natural system for reducing excessive thought activity (the gaba system). ...Read more

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How do arb drugs work?

How do arb drugs work?

Blocks Receptor: Arb is short for angiotensin ii receptor blocker. These medications work by competitively, or non-competitively, blocking the receptor activated by a blood pressure raising compound known as angiotensin ii. ...Read more

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How do heartburn medications work?

How do heartburn medications work?

Various methods: Simple antacids change the ph of the stomach contents making it less acid. Drugs histamine-2 blockers (pepcid) or proton pump inhibitors (prevacid) reduce acid by different mechanisms. Antiacids work quicker and "rebound" can occur and the heartburn can come back. ...Read more

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How long do anti UTI meds take to work?

How long do anti UTI meds take to work?

Depends site of infe: It depends on site of infection and the antibiotics used.If the culture shows sensitivity to certain antibiotic for lowe UTI it takes 7to10 days for infection to clear.But if the infection is high up in kidneys(pyelonephritis)you may need longer course of antibiotics 2weeks or more to clear the infection. ...Read more

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How effectively do medications work for claustrophobia?

How effectively do medications work for claustrophobia?

Fair: Medications can relieve the symptoms of claustrophobia, but not the cause. Psychotherapy will help you eliminate or cope with the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Do antidepressants work for everyone?

Do antidepressants work for everyone?

No: When someone does have depression and it is thought that medicine would be the right treatment, then we try to tailor the medicine to what symptoms the patient has. However, every person is going to react to medicine differently and often we need to try several different antidepressants until we find the most appropriate one. ...Read more

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How do ssri's work for depression?

How do ssri's work for depression?

Serotonin buildup: Agree with dr. Ali's response. Just be aware that this is not a rapid process and it can take 2 to 4 weeks once on an appropriate dose of a serotonin reuptake inhibitor to see the full benefits. The levels of serotonin need time to build up. ...Read more

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How do antipsychotic medications work?

How do antipsychotic medications work?

Dopamine blockade: Antipsychotics can work on various neurotransmitters in the brain, but the most frequent mechanism of action is to block brain dopamine receptors. Different medications impact different receptor subtypes and lead to varying effects. ...Read more

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If u take BP meds can u take weight lost meds and vit B12 shots ?

If u take BP meds can u take weight lost meds and vit B12 shots ?

Not a good idea: Usually weight loss supplements contain ingredients that raise your blood pressure. Vit B12 should be ok. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken sleep meds and do they work for you?

Has anyone taken sleep meds and do they work for you?

Somnorifics: Sleep aides, whether they are otc or prescriptive have specific uses. There are very few indicated for long term use. Of those available the one chosen will depend on the cause of insomnia, - situational, depressive, etc, the patient and other meds and the physician. They work differently in different people. ...Read more

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Do arthritis supplements really work?

Do arthritis supplements really work?

Controversial: There is considerable debate over whether glucosamine chondroitin works at all. I believe that the glucosamine does help repair cartilage if taken at a dose of 1500 mg of glucosamine per day. The chondroitin probably does not help. Other supplements have never been proven unequivocally. ...Read more

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Do doc use medicine to treat pt in physical medicine n rehabilitation? Or only machine n exercise help pt?

Do doc use medicine to treat pt in physical medicine n rehabilitation? Or only machine n exercise help pt?

All options : Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians use all the options available to treat function problems. This may include prescribing medications, physical or occupational therapy, speech or language therapy, injections, etc. It all depends on the problem being treated. ...Read more

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How do antiepileptic medications work to control seizures?

How do antiepileptic medications work to control seizures?

Good question: They just do - sometimes. We can sound erudite with eloquent explanations. But no one really knows. Many years ago one lab had huge success with many agents as long as they were suspended in a certain solvent. It turned out the solvent was valproic acid. When they realized it was the actual active agent, it was refined and marketed as depakote. ...Read more

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How do medications work to treat bronchitis?

How do medications work to  treat bronchitis?

Acute? Chronic?: Acute bronchitis is caused by infection, usually either bacterial or viral. If there is a bacterial infection, antibiotics are used to eradicate it. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is typically treated with bronchodilators to relieve bronchospasm and steroid inhalers to reduce inflammation as well as smoking cessation to slow disease progression and prevent further complications. ...Read more

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Do antidepressants work or not?

Do antidepressants work or not?

Yes.: Antidepressants can be very effective in moderate to severe forms of depression. Combined with talk therapy, depression can be effectively treated. Talk to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Do add meds help with procrastination?

Do add meds help with procrastination?

Not really: Add meds are supposed to help you choose what you want to focus on, then allow you to do that. Sometimes they reduce procrastination by allowing a person to keep focused enough to get through their tasks without being off-task so much. However, add meds don't make boring things less boring, or make it any easier to do tasks that are challenging for you for reasons other than inattention. ...Read more

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What prescription medication do you take for osteoporosis?

What prescription medication do you take for osteoporosis?

Ask your doctor: Some of this depends on your cause of osteoporosis and your doctor can assist in determinign the cause. Once the cause is determined there are a variety of therapeutic options including: vitamin d, calcium, bisphosphonates (fosomax, Boniva (ibandronate) etc), prolia, Forteo and others. ...Read more